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Basic Cooked Rice

Step-by-step directions, how to cook basic rice.
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Vegetables and Side Dishes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 363kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 2 cups rice white
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups water or per brand instructions


  • Rinse the rice under cold water to remove any dust and chaff.
  • In a large pot with a lid, bring the water to a rolling boil. 
  • Add the butter and salt.
  • Add the rice and turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover and let cook for approximately 18 minutes. Do not open the lid while cooking.
  • Check the rice at 18 minutes. If all the water is absorbed and it looks soft, put the lid back on and remove from the heat. If there is extra water, just tilt the pan and drain it off into the sink. Allow the covered rice to sit for a few minutes. 
  • Fluff gently with a fork before serving. 


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.7mg